Nov 21, 2017 12:11AM runor wrote:
Not sure if mine was the same..but my skin would get a little blister. THat blister would get bigger and bigger and soon the skin would look like a balloon that has been over-inflated. It would peel off leaving raw, weepy, very sensitive skin below. It was ugly, it was painful and it smelled bad! The smell under my boob, in the fold, where no air or sunlight gets .... it was bad. How could it not be? Dead flesh!
Every night when I took my bra off, yikes, the weepy flesh would weld itself to my bra and there was ripping of flesh. I was NOT a happy camper.
every night I sprayed my boob with salt water. This is what they told me to do at the clinic. Anything else I put on, including aloe, burned like the dickens. Tried emu oil. Burned. Salt water in a spray bottle was all I could tolerate. Have no idea what good it did, if any. But I would spritz on a light mist of salt water each night and let it dry.
To stop the sticking I found an old tube of diaper cream (Zincofax), slathered a thick layer on a piece of gauze and stuck that gooey surface against my under-boob raw flesh. It stopped my bra from sticking to me. It did not burn. But it will never wash out of my bra!
Sorry this is happening to you. It was pretty miserable those two weeks after radiation was finally done. Now it's lymphedema and ongoing pain. Joy.